高昌区 • قاراھوجا رايونى
Location of the district centre in Xinjiang
|Coordinates (Turpan government): Coordinates:|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Township-level divisions||3 subdistricts|
|Municipal seat||Laocheng Subdistrict (老城街道)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Gaochang (Uighur: قاراھوجا, romanized: Qarahoja; Chinese: 高昌; pinyin: Gāochāng) is the only district and the seat of the oasis city of Turpan, in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. Its population was 254,900 at the end of 2003.
According to the municipal government of Turpan, the district is named after the ancient city of Gaochang. It was also proposed that the district be named after Ayding Lake.
The district was created on 12 April 2015 after Turpan was upgraded from a county-level city into a prefecture-level city. The district has the same size and population as the former Turpan county-level city.
Karahoja is divided into 3 subdistricts, 2 towns, 7 townships and 3 other township-level divisions.